Burgh House

Burgh House Burgh House is a community centre, museum, venue and art gallery and home to the Buttery Cafe. FREE ENTRY Burgh House is a beautiful Grade I listed Queen Anne house in the heart of Hampstead in London.
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It is a registered charity and open free of charge to the public as a community arts centre with a changing programme of art exhibitions, talks and concerts. Like us to hear about all our exciting events! Burgh House is also home to the Hampstead Museum, with over 3000 objects relating to art and life in Hampstead. A permanent display is located on the first floor, tracing Hampstead history from prehistoric times to the modern day. The licensed Buttery Cafe serves delicious lunches, mother-watering teas and weekend brunch. Book early to sample their famous Sunday roast! The House is available for hire for parties, lectures, concerts, wedding ceremonies and receptions. Visit our website or get in touch to find out more.

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Thomas Grylls, his wife Jane, and their 12 children lived in Burgh House from 1884-1897. This extraordinary photograph, ...
19/03/2021

Thomas Grylls, his wife Jane, and their 12 children lived in Burgh House from 1884-1897. This extraordinary photograph, taken in nearby Finchley in 1911, features 33 members of their large family, including their children and grandchildren. Grylls was a renowned stained-glass designer and his firm, Burlison and Grylls, worked with some of the country’s leading architects.
Their most notable achievement was the Rose Window in the Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey (1902). The Grylls were a musical family and held frequent concerts in the Music Room of Burgh House.
Image: The Grylls Family (1911), photograph
Image: Photograph of Music Room (c.1890), photograph

It’s International Women’s Day! Here at Burgh House we are celebrating women’s achievements by looking back through our ...
08/03/2021

It’s International Women’s Day!
Here at Burgh House we are celebrating women’s achievements by looking back through our collections and exploring the remarkable artworks we hold by female artists.
Several of these artists studied at the Slade School of Art, which afforded women the same opportunities as men, worked as commercial artists, or even went on to teach art. Working through the 19th and 20th centuries, these artists lived through a time of great change for women’s rights, and they were all pioneers in creating a place for women in the artistic and professional spheres.

We hope you like this selection of artworks from the Burgh House collection, and that you feel inspired to celebrate the achievements of women around you!
Images:
Helen Allingham (1848-1926), ‘A Surrey Cottage’ (1880) Watercolour;
Phyllis Bray (1911-1991), ‘Gateposts and Flowerpots (105 Frognal)’ (1950) Gouache;
Daphne Charlton (1909-1991), ‘Self Portrait’ (n.d.) Oil;
Malvina Cheek (1915-2016), ‘Hampstead Street’ (n.d.) Oil on canvas; Lily Freeman (1920-2016), ‘Oil Painting of England’s Lane, Hampstead’ (n.d.) Oil;
Jean Inglis (1884-1959), ‘Miranda Glanville as a Girl’ (1920) Oil; Elizabeth Passini (1911-1995), ‘Landscape Wallpaper Design’ (n.d.) Gouache on Paper.

Hope everyone is still doing ok. As it starts to look a bit more springlike we continue to offer delicious takeaway drin...
05/03/2021

Hope everyone is still doing ok. As it starts to look a bit more springlike we continue to offer delicious takeaway drinks, food and cakes. New on the menu today this delicious vegan sticky carrot bake with kiwi. Pop up and treat yourself, we are open 10am til 5pm today.
#takeaway #hampsteadlife #hamsteadheath #hampsteadhighstreet #hampstead #hampsteadvillage #nw3 #homemadecake #vegan #vegancake #treatyourself #leafi @leafi_uk

Hampstead artists Daphne and George Charlton lived at 40 New End Square, just opposite Burgh House. This painted sketch ...
02/03/2021

Hampstead artists Daphne and George Charlton lived at 40 New End Square, just opposite Burgh House.
This painted sketch by Daphne depicts number 40 through our very own gates! Built in 1759 the property originally housed The Hawk Tavern. It was later converted into a house and, during the 1860s, Lord Tennyson's mother lived there.
The painting currently hangs in our library and is here waiting for you to enjoy when we can finally reopen!
Image: Daphne Charlton (1909 - 1991), '40 New End Square', Oil on canvas

Burgh House
22/02/2021

Burgh House

21/02/2021
Thank you for joining us!

We are delighted so many of you joined us for our Chinese New Year online celebration.
As a thank you, we have an extra speical treat- two beautiful dances for you to enjoy!
Remember to tag us in your crafts, we love seeing them!

21/02/2021
Burgh House

Up next!

Learn a traditional Chinese greeting
Learn a traditional Song
Chinese calligraphy demo "福" (good luck)

You will need:
- Paper (squared if possible)

- Round tip/Chinese painting brushes/brush pen or marker

- Ink or paint

21/02/2021
The Lion Dance

Welcome to our online Chinese New Year Celebrations!
We start with the traditional lion dance and a little welcome!

Our online Chinese New Year Celebration starts at 11am on our page!Join us for traditional songs, calligraphy, ...
21/02/2021

Our online Chinese New Year Celebration starts at 11am on our page!
Join us for traditional songs, calligraphy, Kung Fu and arts & crafts!

Do you have your materials ready for this Sunday (21st February)?We have plenty of arts and crafts activities for famili...
15/02/2021

Do you have your materials ready for this Sunday (21st February)?
We have plenty of arts and crafts activities for families in our upcoming online Chinese New Year Celebration!
If you didn’t see our list of materials last week here there is the list again:

🏮 Chinese calligraphy:
- Paper (squared if possible)
- Round tip/Chinese painting brushes/brush pen or marker
- Ink or paint

🏮 Ox Clay making:
- Silk Clay or Air Dry Clay

🏮 Chinese Arts Workshop:
- Round tip/Chinese painting brushes
- Watercolours.
- Red paper (squared if possible)
- Scissors

11:00 Happy Chinese New Year!
11:15-11:45 New Year Traditions
Learn a traditional Chinese greeting
Learn a traditional Song
Chinese calligraphy demo "福" (good luck)
11:45-12:00 Sishu Chinese School and Burgh House
12.00-12.30 Ox Clay making
12:30-13:00 Kung Fu
13:00-13:30 Chinese Arts Workshop

You can join us live on our page on Sunday 21st February at 11am for FREE!
Sign up for a chance to win:
5 x Family membership for Burgh House
10 x 2 Chinese language trial classes with Sishu
3 x Kung Fu trial class with Sishu
https://bit.ly/2LP94cG
We look forward to seeing you and your little ones!

#newyear #chinesenewyear #happychinesenewyear #families #museumfromhome #GetCreativeAtHome
Fantastic for Families Kids in Museums Pramstead

In collaboration with Sishu Chinese

15/02/2021

Thank you for joining us!

15/02/2021

Join in with our creative art workshop!
Try your hand at Chinese brush painting and paper crafts!
You will need:
- Round tip/Chinese painting brushes
- Watercolors.
- Red paper (squared if possible)
- Scissors

15/02/2021

Learn about Kung Fu, watch demonstrations and learn some simple Kung Fu moves!

15/02/2021

Make your own clay Ox!
You'll need: Silk Clay

No clay? No problem. Make your own at home!

2. ¾ Cups of water

3. ¾ Cups of salt

4. 2 Cups flour

5. Mix the salt and flour in a bowl.

6. Add water gradually to form a ball.

7. Knead (pound, roll and pull) until it no longer falls apart.

8. Make your figurine and allow it to dry at room temperature for approximately 2 days then paint it! Store any unused clay in a sealed bag in the fridge.

15/02/2021

Learn a traditional Chinese greeting
Learn a traditional Song
Chinese calligraphy demo "福" (good luck)

You will need:
- Paper (squared if possible)

- Round tip/Chinese painting brushes/brush pen or marker

- Ink or paint

15/02/2021
The Lion Dance

Welcome to our online Chinese New Year Celebrations!
We start with the traditional lion dance and a little welcome!

"Every Milestone near Hampstead Heath brings us closer"Happy Valentines Day! 💕
14/02/2021

"Every Milestone near Hampstead Heath brings us closer"
Happy Valentines Day! 💕

Burgh House
12/02/2021

Burgh House

We love this small, intimate painting from our collection which depicts the artist Richard Carline, who was born #onthis...
09/02/2021

We love this small, intimate painting from our collection which depicts the artist Richard Carline, who was born #onthisday in 1896.
It was painted by his wife, Nancy, a fellow artist who he met at the Slade School of Art and married in 1950.
Born into a family of renowned artists, Richard and his brother, Sydney, attended Percyval Tudor-Hart's art schools in Paris and Hampstead. During the First World War, Carline enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps and, along with Sydney, became an Official War Artist, specialising in aerial landscape paintings.
Following the war, he moved back to his family home at 47 Downshire Hill in Hampstead, and shared a studio at 14a Downshire Hill with his artist siblings, Hilda and Sydney.
During the 1920s, Downshire Hill became a meeting place for Carline's artistic circle, which included Stanley Spencer and his brother Gilbert, Mark Gertler, C. R. W. Nevinson and Henry Lamb.

Image: Nancy Carline (1909 - 2004), Richard Carline, oil on canvas

#Didyouknow it's good luck if it rains on your wedding day? ☔We can't wait until we can celebrate weddings again whateve...
06/02/2021

#Didyouknow it's good luck if it rains on your wedding day? ☔
We can't wait until we can celebrate weddings again whatever the weather 🌈
📸 Steven Carter Hewson | Photographer

Were you one of the lucky ones? Thanks to all the families that have signed up so far for our online Chinese New Year ce...
05/02/2021

Were you one of the lucky ones?
Thanks to all the families that have signed up so far for our online Chinese New Year celebration, if you are one of the lucky first 15 families that signed up, you will be receiving materials soon!

For those that they missed that don’t worry! you can find a list of materials here so you can prepare them in advance, you can get them all or just the ones you want to join:

🏮 Chinese calligraphy: Red paper and a marker

🏮 Ox Clay making: Air Dry Clay

🏮 Fancy Chinese arts and craft making: Red paper (squared if possible) , a marker or brush pen and watercolours

If you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for?!
https://bit.ly/2LP94cG
It will be on Sunday 21st February at 11am, there will be plenty of guided activities for families that you can join live and you can win a Burgh House Family Membership.

11:00 Happy Chinese New Year!
11:15-11:45 Live Chinese greeting and song, Chinese calligraphy to write "福" (good luck in Chinese)
11:45-12:00 Sishu Chinese School and Burgh House
12.00-12.30 Ox Clay making
12:30-13:00 Live Kung Fu show
13:00-13:30 Fancy Chinese art and craft making

#newyear #chinesenewyear #happychinesenewyear #families #museumfromhome #GetCreativeAtHome
Fantastic for Families Kids in Museums Pramstead

In collaboration with Sishu Chinese

Remember to sign up for our online Chinese New Year Event for a chance of winning a Burgh House family membership! Don’t...
29/01/2021

Remember to sign up for our online Chinese New Year Event for a chance of winning a Burgh House family membership!

Don’t miss our FREE celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Ox on Sunday the 21st February at 11am.

We will have a day full of online activities that you can join live:

11:00 Happy Chinese New Year!
11:15-11:45 Live Chinese greeting and song, Chinese calligraphy to write "福" (good luck in Chinese)
11:45-12:00 Sishu Chinese School and Burgh House
12.00-12.30 Ox Clay making
12:30-13:00 Live Kung Fu show
13:00-13:30 Fancy Chinese art and craft making

The first 15 families living in North London that sign up for the event will receive a set of art materials to join our fancy art and craft activity with the amazing teachers from Sishu School.

Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2LP94cG

#newyear #chinesenewyear #happychinesenewyear #families #museumfromhome #GetCreativeAtHome
Fantastic for Families Kids in Museums Pramstead Hampstead Mums - Public I Love Hampstead - NW3

In collaboration with Sishu Chinese

In 1939, Hampstead born Sir Nicholas Winton, known as the "British Schindler", smuggled 669 children destined for concen...
27/01/2021
Holocaust Memorial Day: Sir Nicholas Winton's statue lit up

In 1939, Hampstead born Sir Nicholas Winton, known as the "British Schindler", smuggled 669 children destined for concentration camps out of Czechoslovakia.

In honour of his memory and Holocaust Memorial Day, his statue in Maidenhead has been surrounded with 669 candles; one for every child he saved.

BBC News - Holocaust Memorial Day: Sir Nicholas Winton's statue lit up
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-55815919

The statue of Sir Nicholas Winton is surrounded by 669 candles - one for each child he saved.

Did you enjoy the snow on Sunday? ❄️Image: Donald Towner (1903-1985), Hampstead Heath in Winter, oil on canvas, 1936
26/01/2021

Did you enjoy the snow on Sunday? ❄️

Image: Donald Towner (1903-1985), Hampstead Heath in Winter, oil on canvas, 1936

On this day in 1885, the painter Duncan Grant was born! 🎉Grant was a central figure in the circle of artists and writers...
21/01/2021

On this day in 1885, the painter Duncan Grant was born! 🎉
Grant was a central figure in the circle of artists and writers known as the Bloomsbury Group, which included Grant's cousin Lytton Strachey, Maynard Keynes, Roger Fry and Virginia and Leonard Woolf. This painting by Grant is from our collection and depicts Jack Straw's Castle, a popular and well-known Hampstead pub that was visited by many famous 19th century figures including Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Washington Irving and Max Beerbohm.

"I know of a good 'ouse where we can have a red-hot chop and a glass of good wine"
– Charles Dickens on Jack Straw's Castle

Duncan Grant (1885 - 1978), 'Jack Straw's Castle, Hampstead', oil on canvas, 1935
#hampstead #hampsteadheath #history #art #pub #dickens #jackstrawscastle #museum #museumfromhome #artuk

Sign up for our online Chinese New Year Event for a chance of winning a Burgh House family membership!Don’t miss our cel...
18/01/2021

Sign up for our online Chinese New Year Event for a chance of winning a Burgh House family membership!

Don’t miss our celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Ox on Sunday the 21st February at 11am.
We will have a day full of online activities that you can join live:

11:00 Happy Chinese New Year!
11:15-11:45 Live Chinese greeting and song, Chinese calligraphy to write "福" (good luck in Chinese)
11:45-12:00 Sishu Chinese School and Burgh House
12.00-12.30 Ox Clay making
12:30-13:00 Live Kung Fu show
13:00-13:30 Fancy Chinese art and craft making

The first 15 families living in North London that sign up for the event will receive a set of art material to join our fancy art and craft making activity with the amazing teachers from Sishu School.
Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2LP94cG

#newyear #chinesenewyear #happychinesenewyear #families #museumfromhome #GetCreativeAtHome

Fantastic for Families Kids in Museums Pramstead Hampstead Mums - Public

In collaboration with Sishu Chinese

For many people, the first lockdown offered the opportunity to think about how they can help others around them.One of o...
12/01/2021

For many people, the first lockdown offered the opportunity to think about how they can help others around them.
One of our artists in our online exhibition ‘Art in Adversity’, Amanda Armstrong, has used this newfound time to raise funds and awareness for the Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary.
She plans to do this with her sale of her painting ‘Penguin Jubilation – Nirvana.’ She has also written and illustrated a story book to be shared digitally with disadvantaged children in South Africa who do not have access to books.

Follow the link belowto learn more about Amanda’s project and to watch the video of her story ‘Three Penguins and a Cappuccino’ being told.
burghhouseonline.com/amanda-armstrong
Image credit: Amanda Armstrong ‘Penguin Jubilation – Nirvana’.

For many people, the first lockdown offered the opportunity to think about how they can help others around them.One of o...
12/01/2021

For many people, the first lockdown offered the opportunity to think about how they can help others around them.
One of our artists in our online exhibition ‘Art in Adversity’, Amanda Armstrong, has used this newfound time to raise funds and awareness for the Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary.
She plans to do this with her sale of her painting ‘Penguin Jubilation – Nirvana.’ She has also written and illustrated a story book to be shared digitally with disadvantaged children in South Africa who do not have access to books.

Follow the link belowto learn more about Amanda’s project and to watch the video of her story ‘Three Penguins and a Cappuccino’ being told.
burghhouseonline.com/amanda-armstrong
Image credit: Amanda Armstrong ‘Penguin Jubilation – Nirvana’.

Burgh House's cover photo
08/01/2021

Burgh House's cover photo

Looking forward to hosting lovely, intimate weddings again 💕We are hoping to start showrounds from March, drop us an ema...
08/01/2021

Looking forward to hosting lovely, intimate weddings again 💕
We are hoping to start showrounds from March, drop us an email for more information at [email protected]
📸 Oliver Holder Photography

The house may be closed for now but The Burgh House Cafe will be open and offering takeaway under our lovely Pavilion!Se...
06/01/2021

The house may be closed for now but The Burgh House Cafe will be open and offering takeaway under our lovely Pavilion!

Serving a delicious range including decadent Belgian hot chocolate with marshmallows, homemade soups with herb scones, sausage rolls, cakes and more 🍰

Open:
Wed, Thu & Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat & Sun - 9:30am-5:30pm

You can also enjoy our fantastic online exhibition Art in Adversity exploring creativity during lockdown here burghhouseonline.com

Did you get engaged this Christmas?Congratulations!🥂 Burgh House is perfect for intimate wedding parties, why not find o...
30/12/2020

Did you get engaged this Christmas?
Congratulations!🥂
Burgh House is perfect for intimate wedding parties, why not find out more today?
Follow the link for more information! 💕
burghhouse.org.uk/hire/weddings-and-receptions
📸 LoveStruck Wedding Photography

🎄 Merry Christmas from the Burgh House Team!🎄Our lovely cafe is open for takeaway from tomorrow and the house is due to ...
25/12/2020

🎄 Merry Christmas from the Burgh House Team!🎄

Our lovely cafe is open for takeaway from tomorrow and the house is due to reopen on Wednesday 13 January 2021.

Thank you all for your support this year, we hope to see you in the new year! x

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Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead
London
NW3 1LT

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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02074310144

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Any Music on, at Burgh House, today? :)
Dear Burgh House, any Music/performances today? Regards :)
Can't see this event on page
Hi all, thought this pic of the Queen in Haverstock Hill in 1953 would be of interest. It was sent to me by an ex-Facebook friend who grew up in Glenloch Rd in the 1940s/50s and he said that he took it in 1953 soon after the Coronation when she did a tour of the area. The car is passing by what is now the Pizza Express, near the former florist just before Belsize Park tube station. 😀
Hi there, I hope this is of interest. I al so have a film of Whitestone Pond frozen and ice skaters in the winter of 1965-66.